Athlete Profile: Magnus Gregory

A picture of Magnus canoeing and a picture of Magnus dressed in a suit, in a garden with another person


Magnus Gregory

Course and Year of Study

Engineering Science (3rd Year)


Lady Margaret Hall




Oxford University Canoe and Kayak Club

Highest Competitive Level


Best Achievement

Junior european champion

Short Term Aspirations

U23 medal

Long Term Aspirations


How did you get into the sport?

My family had a canoe since I was little

How has the Blues Performance Scheme helped you?

The Blues Performance Scheme has provided me with a great support structure allowing me to operate in a high challenge high support environment which I find to be very beneficial to my training. 

What is your advice on balancing sport and academia?

I treat both aspects in a very similar way; using planning, periodisation and communication with key people to make sure that I am doing my best in both. 

How have you managed training during lockdown?

All of the waterways near me have been closed so I have switched my training to mostly running. I was lucky to also be able to borrow some gym equiment from my canoe club.